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I am not… An artist

I am not an artist.

(part#3 of the ‘I am not…’ series)

I like being creative (you may already be aware of this). Usually the tools I use for creating are words, but sometimes I branch out. As you will have learned from parts#1 and #2 of this series, other creative outlets include taking photos, and cooking. Sometimes I use other tools. Paint, card, crayons, paper, glitter, glue, that kind of thing. All the stuff we used to create with as kids – I never grew out of that.

Last week I felt like doing something different again (it’s been a while), so I went out and bought a some finger paints and got out the play dough I bought to entertain my nieces some time ago and had a bit of a ‘make and do’ afternoon. Here’s what I made and did:

I am not an artist (not by any stretch of the imagination) but that doesn’t mean I can’t give it a go. Some of you might even call this art…

And now for something different…

When I started this blog, my intention was of course to write, and also to explore other creative avenues and share them here.  This was my intention, and yet before today, apart from the odd photo, I had yet to try anything new…  So, today I decided to do something different.

I found some old art materials that I bought some time ago when I used to make birthday cards instead of buying them, and looked through some old photos for inspiration.  Here’s the result:

If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog for some time, and this image looks familiar, that’s because you may have seen it before. If you are new to this blog, then welcome!  I hope to see you back here again soon.

So, what do you think?  Shall I continue to explore other art forms or do you think I should stick to writing?  Feel free to comment honestly below!  I’d also be interested to know what your favourite way to create is, and whether you have tried anything different lately…

Word art

Have just discovered Wordle, thus allowing me to make pretty pictures from my words. Here’s a word cloud I made today, using words from this blog:

Wordle: Honestspeaks

Isn’t it pretty?